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Feb 10, 2013 10:00am PST
." one of the great political debates in washington and around the country has been whether barack obama is a highly partisan democrat bent on liberal agenda or a centrist searching for compromise. it's still early in his second term, but he's recently made moves that seem to answer the question. obama could easily choose a partisan strategy that would be politically effective. don't make deals with the republicans on immigration or entitlement reform and go into the 2014 congressional elections with those problems still alive. with no deal, democrats could campaign as the guardians of medicare and advocates of immigration reform, both electoral winners. that's why some democratic senators have begun to make demands well beyond what republicans can accept. but obama has chosen the second path. two weeks ago, as soon as a group of republican and democratic senators joined forces behind a unified approach to immigration reform, obama signaled his support for it. and this week in urging congress not to allow the so-called sequestration process to force spending cuts, the white house said th
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 11:00am PST
for dorner. >>> president obama lays out his vision for the country. it is his fifth state of the union address. what do you think he needs to say? we'll have a preview of tuesday night's speech and hear what some are saying the president must talk b. those details, right after this break. oil changes at meineke are always a great deal. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. thyou eat less...ing weiyou lose weight.et. it's a great plan... until you get hungry. that's the time to take slimful. one tasty 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water satisfies hunger for hours making it easier to eat smaller meals, and resist snacking. your friends might think you found the secret to losing weight. but it's no secret... it's slimful. eating less is a beautiful thing. >>> while our confidence may be shaken, we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight i want every american to know this -- we will rebuild, we will recover and the united states of
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Feb 10, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama will head to chicago on friday to talk about economic proposals that he'll be laying out in this week's state of the union address. the president will also talk about gun violence that has affected communities across chicago and across this country. yesterday, the first lady attended the funeral of a young girl who was the victim of gun violence. she was killed just a week after she performed at president obama's inauguration. china as revelers ring in the lunar new year. drums, dragons, families and fireworks came together to welcome in the year of the snake. festivities took place in the u.s. and around the world. >>> it's called the biggest night in music industry. we're talking about tonight and talking about the grammys in los angeles. nichelle turner says she's seeing tighter security because of that manhunt. >>> while the mayor of los angeles is making sure the grammys are safe and secure, he's also vowing to find a dangerous ex-cop. that's christopher dorner. a $1 million reward now on the table. let's go straight out to casey wian in los angeles. a record reward
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
saying that obama could be coming back because of the storm. the fact of the matter is that before hurricane sandy started, obama was trailing mitt romney. in gallop and rasmussen, virtually all of the major polling, because he had lost the first debate, not recovered in the second and gotten a little bit better in the third. and nobody could tell the impact of sandy. 15% of the voters made up their minds in the last 72 hours. and they cited sandy as number one. >> it wasn't just sandy. when the numbers finally came in for obama, he just cleaned romney's clock. i mean, he did. unfortunately for you guys, it was a really bad beating in the end. it wasn't really close, wasn't a nail biter, a surprise obama ran a much better campaign. you can't honestly blame a storm and say, that's what led to obama winning. >> no. >> obama was going to win -- >> i tend to believe that cnn's polling was accurate, wouldn't you? >> i think all the polls should be taken with a large pinch of salt. i really do, i think that nate silver was the guy -- >> he doesn't work for cnn. >> he doesn't. but we had
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
the republicans are going to lose both houses. '08 i predicted an obama win -- >> you're making this sound well like you've been one of the world's great pundits. but i have -- >> and in 2010 i was the only person that said the republicans would pick up 60 to 80 seats. >> but dick, as you know, you've also dropped some other clangors. and we have a little roll call here. let's watch this. >> i believe the republicans will win 60 to 80 seats in the house, and i personally believe it could go higher. i think they're going to definitely win nine seats in the senate. and there are two that may fall, giving us the majority. >> there's going to be a government shutdown just like in '95 and '96. but we're going to win it this time. >> ohio is overrated. he can win and will win. pennsylvania, wisconsin and a very good shot in minnesota. that's a little iffy. and he'll never even have to think twice about ohio. but he's going to win ohio. >> so are you going to sue me? i said that he was going to win 60 to 80 seats in the house. we did. nobody else said that. and i said we're going to win nine seats --
CNN
Feb 8, 2013 12:00am PST
senator feinstein and obama. i say perverse, because he then goes out and commits a set of atrocities with a gun. he sounds completely unhinged, yet the catalyst for all this appeared to be his firing from the lapd. do you have any recollection of what happened with him? do you remember him? >> first off, we don't know hot the catalyst was. the firing was back in 2008, i believe. it's now over five years ago. so what has transpired during those five years, the court several years later upheld the firing. so as to what triggered the actions, the producing of the manifesto, the separate sending of a package to cnn last friday, we don't know. and we won't know until they either apprehend him or other information comes forward. so was it the firing? was it something else that transpired? he appears to have a lot of anger directed to a lot of different people. some who have no relationship at all, as best we can tell, with anything having to do with the discharge. >> the package he sent to anderson cooper, which anderson didn't see until today, wasn't made aware of it, it contained a numbe
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am PST
performing at president obama's inauguration. >>> first, to that blizzard. cnn crews covering the story from about every angle you can imagine. some have been knee deep in the snow. some have actually been in the snow. our coverage spans atlanta to new york to rhode island. and that's where we begin this morning. poppy harlow is in downtown providence where it is a tad chilly. good morning. >> reporter: just a tad chilly. good morning you to, marty. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us on this saturday morning. what was treacherous here in providence rhode island overnight has turned beautiful. a snowy, white, downtown providence. still pretty bare. a lot of people not yet coming out of their homes. all of the roads in rhode island under the direction of the governor are completely closed to anything but emergency vehicles because they have a big issue with downed power lines. we've still got about 179,000 homes here in rhode island. that's nearly 1/5 of the population that are affected or without power completely. no power means no heat. they want to keep the roads clear, get th
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 11:00am PST
. and they're right in the storm zone. that is straight ahead as we go there. >>> first lady michelle obama is back in chicago, not far from the obama family home. she's there for the funeral of 15-year-old heidial pendal done the student shot and killed in a chicago park just days after performing at the ez's inauguration. police are offering a $40,000 reward for information. >>> and near houston, texas, police say one person was injured at an explosion this morning at an industrial plant. the facility houses a mix of gases such as nitrogen and hydrogen. it started a fire that filled is the area with heavy smoke. >>> in los angeles is, police are back using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of those who was shot dead a police officer. billboards are showing christopher dorner's face. he says he wants revenge on those he believes cost him his job. we'll show you exclusive video of dorner during his days at the police academy. >>> don't expect celebrities to be revealing too much tomorrow night. cbs send attendees a what not to wear warning. they
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 2:00am PST
.s. drone. we have a live report. >>> and, john t is high drama on capitol hit. president obama's big pick for cia director up for con fir make in a few hours. but will members of his own party derail it? >> i don't know. >> lots of drama. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolinment. >> i'm john berman. it's thursday, february 7th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. up first, brace yourselves, bundle up, buy a shovel. this will be a big one. at this moment a blaizzard watc is in effects for new england. a storm is headed that way and could be historihistoric. it could drop two feet of snow in some places and it all starts tomorrow. you told us this was coming yesterday, you were on top of this one. >> we're trying. boston could rival its worst blizzard from 2003 which had 27 1/2 inches. all of this talks about two storm systems coming together. the first one here, notice in the south, all instability, a tornado warming out there for plaquemines parish. this is moving off to the east. we will watch this produce heavy showers even through atlanta. a low will form,
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am PST
've seen obama is free to speak his mind in a way that presidents are able to do when they're never going to face the voters again and yes, he'll talk about unity, which has been a lifelong theme for owe ba that but i think he would be remiss if he didn't mention something about the controversy surrounding this group, even if it's in a subtle way. >> do you expect that to happen, abby? >> i think as we saw at the inauguration as he hit paul ryan on some of his statements, i think he'll do that in a similar way but i think he'll use the platform to talk about what unites us as americans, what unites us through religious leaders, they're all under the same roof believing in something bigger than themselves and focus on equality and stay away from making them totally angry. >> that would be the headline coming out of the prayer breakfast. >> mr. sacorides what do you think? >> it is fine and good to talk about common ground on the occasion of the national prayer breakfast but it's also important to talk about how the fact that in this country, we're for equality, that's what our founding fat
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
this morning, president obama giving in to congressional demands. he will release classified documents that explain the legal justification for drone strikes that kill u.s. terror suspects overseas. >>> and adding to the drama, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia and the architect of the drone policy, he'll appear before the senate intelligence committee today. lots to talk about with barbara starr who's following all these developments for us this morning from the pentagon. barbara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. all about spice and drones this morning, isn't it? well, this video has not yet been confirmed as the genuine article by the administration, the pentagon or the cia but it's getting a lot of attention. if you look at it, it's perhaps not so compelling itself, but there's plenty to try and figure out. let's get to that in a minute. but i want you first to listen to -- we translated some of the voice on the tape describing what you're looking at. have a listen. >> translator: this air craft has had many flights in countries around iran. in oper
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am PST
ceremony at the vatican. actually, i can't wait. chris cuomo, thank you. >>> president obama plans to get tough with congress in his state of the union speech on jobs, economy, and the middle class. should the president use his bully pulpit more? it's our talk back question today. max has a nice little tra, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. do you guys ride? well... no. sometimes, yeah. yes. well, if you know anybody else who also rides, send them here -- we got great coverage. it's not like bikers love their bikes more than life itself. i doubt anyone will even notice. leading the pack in motorcycle insurance. now, that's progressive. call or click today. aarrggh! >>> now your chance to talk back on one of the top stories of the day. your question, should president obama use his bully pulpit more? don't expect tea and roses on president obama's state of the union speech. he'll come out swinging on jobs, the econom
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
is responsible for the uptick. >>> michelle obama will attend today's funeral for 15-year-old ad adiapendleton. she was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. she had no gang affiliation, was likely not even the intended target. we'll have a report from chicago coming up later this morning. >>> a judge in cleveland sentenced an amish man behind the beard cutting attacks to 15 years in prison. several of his followers received shorter sentences. >>> wikileaks founder julian assange has waded into the drone debate, slamming the u.s. government saying it has the right to kill, that is, u.s. citizens perceived to be, quote, imminent terror threats, unquote. >>> for the huntative suspected cop killer, is that suspect hiding out in a popular ski resort area in california? go live to los angeles next. website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell. we're building the youngest, most modern fleet among the largest us airlines to ensu
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Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
with president obama's very public attempt to pressure congress into putting off billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 5:00am PST
performing after president obama's inauguration. the first lady attended the funeral and met with the teen's friends and family. >>> a spokeswoman for florida governor jeb bush condemns the hacking of bush family e-mails calling it an outrageous breach of privacy. private messages and photos were made public last week, those e-mails included plans for the funeral of former president george h.w. bush and portraits that former president george w. bush painted of himself in the bathtub. >>> toughest sheriff in america has joined forces with a tough action movie star, joseph arpaio and steven seagal met to train armed volunteer posse members. they will protect against gunmen in phoenix area schools. arpaio came up with the idea for the posse after the shooting in newtown, connecticut. segal taught the trainees hand-to-hand combat and defense tactics. >>> today on "faces of faith," a look at a new reality show. the ladies are brash and bold. they've got big personalities and even bigger drama. you might think we're talking about the latest real housewives. no. the ladies we are talking about ar
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
presidential candidate possible marco rubio will give the republican response to president obama's state of the union address next week. at this, he'll deliver his response in both english and spanish. let's discuss what's going on in our strategy session. joining us, the democratic strategist, paul begala and alex castellanos. alex, what does that say to you that the senators have picked marco rubio? [ speaking in spanish ] >> i think it's a great idea that they are putting him up against a new generation of democrat. barack obama moved the ball forward for democrats and now you're seeing the next generation of republicans step up. he's one of our most talented republicans but also represents new ideas. he's what we would call a bottom up republican. grow the economy up from the bottom up, not top down. >> the fact that he's going to do it in spanish as well, that will appeal to some latinos and hispanics out there? >> absolutely. it's a terrific choice. he's an outstanding speaker. i've seen him speak and he is powerful and mesmerizing. but i think he's made two different primaries. fi
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 4:00am PST
reports coming up just ahead. >>> in other news, michelle obama will attend today's funeral for hadiya pendleton, the student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend a funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media urging her friends to speak out. don't join gangs. and now she's gone. >> pendleton was killed a mile from the first family's home in chicago. a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. an elementary school in newtown, shopping mall in oregon, house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, count
CNN
Feb 11, 2013 12:00am PST
. that's what i reflect. that's what i -- what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will also be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota, and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues. more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. i'm jake tapper for cnn in minot, north dakota. why are people reacting by buying more guns and ammunition. >> i know my customers feel they will be banned. they need to get it now while they still can. >> what's the most popular? >> anything with over a ten round automatic. that's the rumor they will try to ban. >> do you think those are kind of things they should use in self-defense? >> for self-defense for your home or your property? >> home. >> for your home i like shotguns because you don't have to worry about missing. here in texas sometimes you live on 10, 20 acres. a shotgun wouldn't be very effective. >> do you believe any gun should be banned? >>
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 9:00am PST
, policy, and theater. it's state of the union season in washington. today, president obama readies his state of the union message, a chance to lay out details of an aggressive second-term agenda. >> our economy grows when everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody getting a fair shake and everybody playing by the same rules. >> a prequel with republican senator rand paul of kentucky, the tea party response to the president. and then an independent voice in a partisan senate. >> the fifth amendment is pretty clear. no deprivation of life, liberty or property without due process of law. and we're depriving american citizens of their life when we target them with drone attacks. >> senator an gus king of maine and former bush and obama defense secretary robert gates with the case for drones and the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> i strongly believe 3,000 is too little. and 30,000 is too many. >> then our political panel on the state of the union watching and the new chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. plus, the high price of a penny. i'm candy crowley. and this
CNN
Feb 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
to give the gop response to obama's state of the union address next week. the whole country watches you, you're in the center of attention, time to shine for a 2016 presidential candidate. here's the problem. it hasn't always been a shining moment for rising stars in the past. david frum joins me along with rosa brooks. i'm sorry, this just made me chuckle. david, i started thinking back to bobby jindal in 2009. panned by democrats and republicans alike. people were so nasty. they were picking on the way he walked out to the podium. it was pretty harsh. "the new york times" headline the next day was governor jindal rising star plumets after speech. is this too dangerous for a rising star to take on? >> well, these are big opportunities and there's always a chance of recovery. let's not forget one of the most universally condemned speech of recent times was bill clinton's keynote speech at the 1988 democratic convention when he got a big round of applause when he said in conclusion. he did okay. they nominated him next time and he went on to a pretty successful political career. let's no
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 3:00am PST
giffords called on congress to enact tougher gun laws. >>> this weekend michelle obama attended the funeral for the 15-year-old chicago honor student who was gunned down just a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. here's more on the service. >> reporter: the first lady traveled here because she and the president were heartbroken to learn of the passing and wanted to offer condolences. she did not speak, but she did meet before the service with friends and classmates and had a private meeting with her family. the service was about 3 1/2 hours long and it included remarks from a long list of friends, classmates, teammates and family members. some of it quite emotional. let's listen to what her mother had to say. >> you don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that do know how hard this is, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. no mother, no father, should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: this service was also meant to be a celebration of her young life, this is a young woman excited to go to college one day, perhaps major in journalism or pharmacology. her parents sa
CNN
Feb 4, 2013 6:00am PST
beyonce took center stage at president obama's inauguration. and the rockets' red glare >> reporter: and chose not to sing live but to a prerecorded track of her voice performing the national anthem. critics wondered why when other performers that day sang live. >> due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, i did not feel comfortable taking a risk. >> reporter: so what does she do now? two weeks later standing in the spotlight once again. ♪ >> reporter: backed by an all girl band, the singing superstar seemed to silence her critics by tearing through her biggest hits, including "crazy in love" and "baby boy." when her former destiny's child members, kelly roland and michelle williams, joined her, super bowl watchers from new york to l.a. dance ed and sang along with "b." by the reaction, lip sync gate is all but forgotten. >> she was phenomenal. >> reporter: you thought so? >> absolutely phenomenal. for someone singing live, that was amazing. >> she fell down after inauguration, but she came up and made up for it. can't be mad no more. it's over. she threw
CNN
Feb 9, 2013 10:00am PST
in the storm zone and have a report straight ahead. >>> in chicago, first lady michelle obama is attending the funeral of a 15-year-old honor student and band majorette who was killed about a mile from the obamas' family home. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while she and friends were trying to escape rain by seeking shelter in a children's park. the shooting happened just days after the teenager who always had a smile performed at the president's inauguration. a $40,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest. >>> he's considered armed and very violent. in los angeles, police are heading back up to into the air using helicopters to find the ex-cop they accuse of killing three people already. one of them is a police officer who dorner allegedly ambushed. billboards are up all over the place showing christopher dorner's face. he says that he wants revenge on those who unfairly, in his opinion, cost him his job. we're going to show you exclusive video of dorner during his days at the police academy. >>> and police at the grammys will be on guard not only for the safety of
CNN
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am PST
. the political pundit who loudly predicted, no, insisted, that mitt romney was going to wallop barack obama. >> i think that i was wrong at the top of my lungs. maybe i'm being made a poster child for that. but -- >> do you resent the decision? >> look, fox has given me the opportunity of a lifetime. 15 years, 3,000 interviews, and at some point a great marriage has to come to an end. >> is this part of fox news and the republican party softening their image? and is the press covering that fairly? >>> senator robert menendez denounces a conservative website that published unsubstantiated allegations about him and underage prostitutes. should the media touch that story without proof? >>> we're talking about chris christie' weight again. and you know who i blame? chris christie. >> i'm basically the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen in your life. >> now the governor is mad that others are weighing in on television. >>> plus, more friends taking long vacations from america's most popular social network. the facebook fatigue taking a toll? >>> and cbs cracking down on tonight's grammys with a memo
CNN
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm PST
hill. for a short time today, protesters actually shut down today's hearing for president obama's nominee to run the cia. and iran is posting video, it claims, was decoded from a captured u.s. drone. the man president obama wants to run the cia is getting grilled right now at his confirmation hearing. john brennan is getting hardball questions about targeting terrorist ares and whether he supported the cia's enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding. we're going to have a full rourp on that and all of the day's other news right after this. officemax is celebrating our new collaboration with go daddy! with an online package including: domain name, website builder with five pages and basic email just $49.99! that's up to 76 percent below online providers and only at officemax stores! [ male announcer ] when we built the cadillac ats from the ground up to be the world's best sport sedan... ♪ ...people noticed. ♪ the all-new cadillac ats -- 2013 north american car of the year. ♪ for a limited time, take advantage of this exceptional offer on the all-new cadill
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Feb 7, 2013 9:00am PST
. counter terrorism advisor john brennan and president obama's choice to be cia director. his confirmation hearing begins in two and a half hours from now. >>> in tunisia today riot police filled the air with tear gas trying to keep furious crowds under control. have a look. these are the biggest and loudest protests in tunisia since the revolution there two years ago. the one that sparked the whole arab spring. a vocal critic of the government was shot dead outside his home yesterday. that infuriated people who say he was assassinated. it was political. they were already unhappy with tunisia's political situation since the arab spring the new islamist led government is keeping down individual freedoms. the people are not happy. tunisia's prime minister fired his cabinet and called for new elections hoping to calm tensions, then his deputy said the party wasn't unified on that. and it might not happen. we are watching developments. >>> let's gets back to our top story. a shooter on the loose in los angeles. the suspect a former cop is identified as christopher dorner. he was fired from the
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Feb 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
dead not far from her school. >> no matter what the devil tries to do! >> first lady michelle obama was on hand for the funeral, the 15-year-old honor student was killed a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. the pastor said she has become the face of the epidemic of violence in the u.s. boeing is warning that the investigation into the dreamliner jets may delay delivery of the 787s. they have had concerns over the jets batteries. but they are confident that the problems will be resolved but it could take several months. >>> this weekend's blizzard had the potential to break severe weather records all over new england, while new york city and long island missed the big one, take a look at this snow bank. this is wallingford, connecticut and that is 44 inches of snow. at one point snow was coming down at 4-5 inches per hour. let me show you boston now. 21 inches of snow accumulated there. it's tapering off now as the storm heads to sea. but live now to boston, and cnn's jason carol. jason, the story that you are telling is a tragic one, this is emerging from the s
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Feb 10, 2013 9:00pm PST
-- what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will also be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota, and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues. more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. >>> i've come to gun country in one of the most popular stores in the state. i fired the most powerful we in america's arsenal and they're all legal. >> you're in america now and we have a special amendment right. this a is special edition. >> how has business been? >> right noi it's impossible to get guns and ammunition. >> this pattern has been seen all over america. why are people reacting by buying more guns and ammunition. >> i know my customers feel they will be banned. they need to get it now while they still can. >> what's the most popular? >> anything with over a ten round automatic. that's the rumor they will try to ban. >> do you think those are kind of things they should use in se
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Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm PST
that time, presidents bush and obama have awarded six american service members the highest honor one can receive. the medal of honor for actions in that war. three of those awards have been made posthumously. on monday, president obama will award the seventh american service member that honor, clint romesha who lives here in minot, north dakota. it's 4:45 a.m. the sun is not yet up but clint romesha sure is. beginning his commute to his job as field safety specialist for an oil field construction firm. leaving his wife and three children behind. it's a dark 90-minute drive. plenty of time to reminisce about another place on the other side of the world, afghanistan. ♪ >> can't stop but think about jones strumming away on that guitar. >> that's private chris jones who often lightened the mood for his fellow soldiers in the middle of the war zone. >> jones playing that guitar and his quirky little songs. him and kopas would make up. always a memory that gives a little chuckle to my heart whenever i look back. for me, you know, i don't -- i don't sit there and try to reflect on the bad stu
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Feb 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
sometime after president obama's state of the union address. >>> and add "the washington post" to the list of u.s. newspapers coming under attack from chinese hackers. just this week "the new york times," bloomberg news, and "the wall street journal" all reported their computers had been compromised. security experts say china started targeting american news organizations in 2008 to monitor their coverage of chinese issues. >>> the next hour of the cnn "newsroom" begins right now. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. getting close to the top of the hour and topping the news right now, officials in alabama say the man holding a boy hostage in an underground bunker is allowing the delivery of potato chips, toys, and medicine. jinly lee dykes grabbed the 5-year-old boy from a school bus saturday after fatally shooting the driver. funeral services were held for the driver who is being hailed as a hero for protecting the other students. >>> new details about that missing american woman whose body was found yesterday in turkey. sarai sierra died from a blow to the head. the 32-year-old mot
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Feb 4, 2013 1:00am PST
combat. >> tony robins for the hour. this is "piers morgan don't tonight." >>> president obama was sworn in for the second term. america is facing the next four years with much promise and uncertainty. it's been a rough time for the economy. hurricane sandy and the tragedy in newtown. america is looking for answers and hope. tony robins is one of the best guys i can think of to give us both of those things. he's changed lives around the world. he's brought some extraordinary guests with him. welcome back. >> thank you for having me. >> america is hurting now. america feels vulnerable, fearful. you see it because of the gun crisis, the financial crisis. it's a crisis amongst americans. do you feel that and what is the answer? >> there's no single answer. you're not going to change the world overnight, but you can change yourself. and i think the biggest challenge we face is we're not just missing our confidence because we're it of control. we're missing it because we need to retool. the world has changed. most people say you have to deal with change. change is automatic. progress is not.
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
other children were abducted and held captive in that way. >> plus, president obama says he goes skeet shooting all the time, and the white house has released one photo. did it do more damage than good? >> and the mystery of why this happened at the super bowl last night. we shed some light on the subject later in the show. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscl
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Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
, president obama says he goes skeet shooting all the time, and the white house has released one photo. did it do more damage than good? >>> and the mystery of why this happened at the super bowl last night. we shed some light on the subject later in the show. in america today we're running out of a vital resource we need to compete on the global stage. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university, we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone's is ready with the know how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu. ♪ >>> our second story "outfront," a picture is worth 1,000 words, or is it? the white house released this picture of president obama shooting skeet at camp david on his birthday in august. it was released nearly a week after his interview with the "new republic" in which he declared, quote, at camp david, we do skeet shooting all the time. that was
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Feb 8, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> talk ban question for you today, should president obama speak out more about urban gun violence? facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carolcnn. i'll be right back. >>> how are you doing today? >> reporter: dee anderson didn't think her extreme fatigue was a warning sign until a doctor told her. >> he said, dee, you're having a heart attack. >> reporter: like many, she'd been ignoring the signs. >> pressure, slight pressure in my chest that ran across the chest, not in one particular spot, no pain, no stabbing pain, nothing like that. >> take deep breaths. >> reporter: men and women don't typically have the same heart attack symptoms, often women don't realize they're having a heart attack because their symptoms can be much more subtle. >> women may have usual fatigue, nausea, vomiting, they may have abnormal feeling in the upper part of the body, stomach, back, arm or neck, or throat. >> reporter: two weeks after her first bout of chest tightness dee's symptoms got worse. >> it wasn't just a pressure anymore or discomfort. it was an ache, like a bad toothache and suddenly i felt t
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Feb 11, 2013 2:00am PST
for that report. >>> 38 minutes past the hour. tomorrow night president obama delivers a state of the union address. the first of his second term. administration officials say jobs and the state of the economy will be featured prominently in the address before members of congress and the nation. they say programs will be unveiled to create more jobs, n and strengthen the economy. >> stay with cnn for complete coverage of the president's speech and analysis from the best political team. it begins tomorrow night at 7:00 eastern time. >> you are the best we have. happy to have you there. >>> it could be a break in the case of a young teenager, a performer of president obama's inauguration who was gunned down in a senseless act of violence. we'll go live to chicago where suspects are being questioned as we speak. that's coming up. it yellows over time. when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest whitestrips whiten as well as $500 professional treatments. guaranteed. crest 3d white whitestrips. guaranteed. did you just turn your ringer off so no one would inter
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Feb 9, 2013 8:00am PST
-year-old hadiya pendleton will be buried. among her mourners, first lady michelle obama. pendleton was shot in the back and killed just days after she marched in the president's inaugural parade. >>> in los angeles, police are suddenly the targets of a man who used to wear the uniform. billboards are up as law enforcement agencies in three states hunt a former l.a. cop that's accused of killing an officer and threatening others. he says that he wants revenge on those who cost him his job. >>> police at the grammys will be on guard for their own safety since dorner's threats, but the show will go on. and a new name and suddenly a grammy favorite, singer frank ocean, had has surfaced. he has racked up six nominations including new artist of the year and album of the year. >>> the blizzard is still dumping snow across the northeast. some areas of connecticut are seeing as much as three feet of snow. the governor of connecticut orders all state roads closed until further notice or across the northeast, more than 650,000 customers without power. u.s. mail service suspended in six states
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Feb 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
-mail, identifying owe mendez as d-obama problem. >> so he's obviously willing to fight back. >> i think it shows his office is now turning a corner. last week he was sort of dodging reporters. he he was going down stairwells that even reporters who cover that beat often don't know about. this suggests with his office e-mailing out this video from univision that they're ready to fight back on these allegations. >> i know you'll stay on top of the story. >>> president obama is in minnesota today. taking his case for new gun restrictions to the public. despite fierce opposition to his call to ban many times of assault-style weapon, the president isn't backing down. and he got emotional today when he urged people to put pressure on their members of congress. >> tell them there's no legislation. to eliminate all guns. there's no legislation being proposed to subvert the second amendment. tell them specifically what we're talking about. things that the majority of americans when they're asked support. and tell them now is the time for action. that we're not going to wait till the next newtown or the next
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Feb 5, 2013 9:00am PST
, by the obama administration, now what it says the memo justifies the targeted killing of an american who is considered a senior operational leader of al qaeda or an associated group, and who poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states. want to bring in halle goran any. a controversial issue, under president bush, now president obama. the fact that the government does have the power, and the authority, to kill an american overseas that's considered a threat. and how do they define that? >> that's the question because when you say imminent, it could be imminent in a few hours, in a few weeks, saying you can target a member of al qaeda, senior operational al qaeda leader, or associated forces. how are you defining associated forces? how are you defining the word imminent? how are you defining the word threat? all of these things are things that are open to interpretation and has civil liberties groups, as well, worried about what this means as far as the u.s., executive powers authority to decide, based on kind of unclear, sometimes, terms in terms how they're defin
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Feb 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
's in the week ahead. on monday, president obama will honor clinton romesha. he helped keep enemy forces from overrunning the post. he will be the fourth living recipient of the medal of honor. catch it tonight at 8:00 eastern. >>> and tuesday the state of the union speech. his main focus will be jobs. he will talk about taxes, debt, and the upcoming budget. >>> wednesday, face book mark zuckerberg and fund raiser for chris christie. >>> thursday, mark your calendar. valentine's day. same-sex couples in illinois may be shopping for wedding rings soon. they could vote as early as thursday. >>> on friday, an asteroid the size of half a football field will fly pretty doggone close to earth. i mean 17,000 miles. consider this your heads-up. nasa scientists say the object this size really hasn't come this close to earth ever. but don't let that worry you. relax. there's not a chance it will hit us. do you think they would really tell you if it would? that's it for me. cnn newsroom comes right now. have a great weekend. >>> you are in the cnn newsroom. i'm brianna keilar for don lemon. the city of
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Feb 5, 2013 12:00am PST
. >> which of president obama's 35 ideas for curbing gun violence in america you would support. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> tell them there's no legislation to eliminate all guns. there's no legislation being proposed to subvert the second amendment. tell them specifically what we're talking about. things that the majority of americans when they're asked support. and tell them, now is the time for action. that we're not going to wait until the next newtown or the next aurora. >> president obama earlier today reinforcing his plans for new gun legislation said -- a recent cnn poll january 14th and 15th. gun registration now, 69% of americans supported that. ban on extended ammo clips, 58%. clear majority in every case of americans that you say i don't understand actually agr
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Feb 7, 2013 8:00pm PST
back and he's got mine. that's what i reflect. that's what i -- what motivates me. >> president obama will award the medal of honor to clint romesha on monday at the white house. he will also be honored at the pentagon on tuesday, after which he will come back here to minot, north dakota, and continue with his new job. meanwhile, the war in afghanistan continues. more than 60,000 american service members are right now in that country fighting that war. i'm jake tapper for cnn in minot, north dakota. >>> good evening. it's hard to imagine a bigger night because it's hard to foresee a bigger winter storm than the one forecasters say could dump more than two feet of snow in parts of the country. tens of millions could be affected. thousands of flights are already canceled. we'll tell you what you need to know to stay safe and where the storm is going to hit. >>> we begin with breaking news. authorities say he's got the means to inflict mass casualties and a mission calling for precisely that. take a look. this is the man that police all across southern california are trying to find. he m
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